Eatery - Genki Living (CA)

10130 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Pricing - $ | Dining - Casual, To-Go | Cuisine - Desserts, Crepes

I had only been to Genki Living one time before, and it was a few years ago at night for an ice cream crepe. My friends from San Diego wanted to meet up briefly here and considering it took less than a minute for me to drive over (I had to go somewhere after so I drove), it was quite the convenient place. In the daytime, it doesn't look very impressive inside and I felt bad that only one person was working. I mean, there were several customers! Service was quite slow because of this. Anyhow, I saw that they had mini crepes for $2.22 on Tuesdays so I opted for one of those and some popcorn chicken. They weren't making sandwich crepes that early in the afternoon. Oh also, anything under $10 cannot be charged on a credit card without a small $.50 fee so keep that in mind.

Now I admit that I was a little wary about getting the popcorn chicken because one of the Yelp reviews for the place had stated that the chicken was undercooked. However, I really really enjoyed my order of popcorn chicken. It wasn't overly salty like most places make it, and it had a good crisp to it. The dipping sauce was delicious and was where the "heat" came from. Thumbs up for a great box of chicken.

As for the mini crepe, mine had red bean and vanilla ice cream. It was good but not mind-blowing. I think it was generally very basic and could have done with more red bean. I guess I was hoping for something similar in taste to a red bean ice cream taiyaki like I've had before in Korea. Ah well. It wasn't bad except for my finding a broken plastic fork tine inside. I wonder how that happened...